Logistics Publications

Real-Time Tracking and It's Benefit to Your Supply Chain

Posted on September 14, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

With more shipping and delivery options available worldwide, the need to ensure customer satisfaction is utterly priceless (Mittal, 2016).  It is important to realize this as fact as opposed to conjecture; modern research shows that as time goes on, every consumer and business entity expects more out of a delivery service (Leetaru, 2017; Wheatley, 2018).Bearing this in mind, the question becomes how to offer value-added services to customers that present with some sort of measurable return, or at the least prevent some level of measurable loss due to unhappy customers. While there are a number of ways to do this,... Read More

Allyn's India Office

Posted on September 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Allyn International Services India Private Limited has set it’s first footprint in Bangalore, India in November 2016. Bangalore is located in Southern part of India, also known as the IT Hub of India where most of the big multinational companies are located. To name a few, there’s HP, IBM, Wipro, HCL, Infosys. Individuals from across the country come to work in Bangalore due to the abundant job opportunities.We started with just one person supporting Logistics for one of our power generation clients. Growth began with supporting additional segments of the industry from January 2018 onwards. Not only... Read More

Are You A Shipper of Choice?

Posted on August 31, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

If you want to be the shipper of choice, here are a few questions and suggestions that you should be considering:How is your Facility? Are drivers eager to come to your facility? As truck capacity continues to tighten and driver shortages continue to grow, shippers must work harder to entice the drivers to their facility.Facility details to ask yourself:If the driver is out of hours, do you have a place they can park? Is your facility equipped with a scale? Do you have enough loading equipment and bays to accommodate the amount of freight that you are... Read More

Australia Takes Measures to Stop Stink Bugs

Posted on August 28, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Due to several detections within the last year, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has introduced import measures to manage the risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB).  These measures are seasonal and will cover ocean imports during the period that is deemed the high-risk season (Sept 1, 2018 until April 30, 2019). The type of goods and the country the shipment originates in are the determining factors in whether treatment of goods is needed.High Risk Goods:  Goods listed below require mandatory treatment. 36 Explosives 74 Copper 84 Machinery 44 Wood 75 Nickel 85 Electrical Machinery 45 Cork 76 Aluminum 86 Rainway Locos 57 Carpets 78 Lead 87 Vehicles 68 Stone,... Read More

Alberta gas prices to reach 4 year high in 2018 due to increase in carbon tax

Posted on August 27, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

            The carbon tax levy in Canada began in March 2007, when Alberta became North America’s first jurisdiction to legislate greenhouse gas reductions reports the Alberta Oil Magazine. The purpose of the putting a tax on carbon was to incentivize families and companies to lower their emissions to save costs (T8N Magazine-2017). However, since the introduction of the carbon tax, gas prices in Alberta Canada are reaching a 4 year high due to another increase.            As of January 1, 2018 Global News reports the... Read More

Bottom Line Costs with Shipping to and from China

Posted on August 20, 2018. Category: Logistics PublicationsTrade Publications

“Made in China,” seeing this printed on a variety of goods brings up a variety of thoughts from about moving USA products overseas, varying quality of goods, reduced costs on electronics and clothing, etc.For decades, the USA has been intricately intertwined with the mega trading partner that is the People’s Republic of China.  Recent administration initiatives, along with lower shipping container demands, have brought lower costs and smaller profit margins.  Data gathered from a Freightos report shows that the China-U.S. ocean rates have been hitting noticeable lows from the start... Read More

Revamp of FMCSA Regulations

Posted on August 15, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), have announced a small-scale test to acquire data to identify high risk carriers within the Department of Transportation. This data will contribute better information for their Safety Management System (SMS).The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have structured a committee to analyze the current safety information contained on this SMS. They have come out with a list of "enhancements" that were overturned by the agency. Some of these enhancements include: Raising the maximum miles traveled for trucks to accurately track high use carriers. Out of service violations would be classified as an &ldquo... Read More

Industry Regulations Creates Challenges for Truck Drivers

Posted on August 07, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

As high demand for transporting goods increases, truck drivers are increasingly hard to come by throughout the United States. Currently, it is estimated that the US trucking industry is short about 50,000 drivers. In a recent survey conducted by American Transportation Research Institute, driver shortage ranked first among industry concerns. As the economy strengthens, more freight is available for drivers to haul. With low unemployment rate throughout the industry, median salaries for drivers is up to about $53,000 annually. Recent regulatory changes have made potential drivers harder to come by. The first regulation limits a driver to working 70 hours in 8 days;... Read More

The Last Mile Challenge: Overcoming the Greatest Obstacle in Logistics

Posted on August 03, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

The last-mile is a term used in logistics that generally means the transit from the final hub to the delivery destination of products (What is last, 2018a).  While this is in many cases the shortest part of a trip, the costs of this trip often runs between 28-29% of the entire transportation costs associated with the movement of goods (Lopez, 2017; The last mile, 2017).  This high cost is known as the “last-mile problem” (Overcoming last mile, 2016, para. 2). While it has become more prevalent in recent years, this challenge is nothing new, and it appears unlikely to completely... Read More

Peace in Korea brings expectation to expanded logistics opportunities by Railway

Posted on July 30, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Thinking back the historical meeting held in April between North and South Korea has been attracting huge attention over the world. This discussion has risen anticipation of peace in the East Asian region but, also of positive effects on economic growth. Logistics is considered as one of the business getting the biggest benefits from it.During this summit, reconstruction plan of Trans-Korean Railway was back on the table, which has been pending for many years due to sustained conflict among Korea peninsula and the allies. The project has concept of connecting both Korea and even to China and Europe. On... Read More

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